The Route 150 bridge over East Branch of Big Creek near Greenwood will close for replacement June 6, weather permitting.
The bridge is expected to be open in July. Traffic will detour to other state routes until the new bridge opens. The bridge, built in 1968, carries about 5,700 vehicles each day and is among 10 in Jackson County that are being repaired or replaced this year as part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
MoDOT has just completed replacing three bridges on Route H north of Oak Grove and also is replacing bridges, decks or making other structural improvements to bridges in Independence, Raytown, south Kansas City and Lake Lotawana. These bridges have been or will be closed to through traffic for up to 60 days sometime this year to allow the contractor to complete work quickly. The closures detour traffic to nearby routes, affecting school bus, emergency service and postal routes.
These bridges are among more than 800 statewide that are being repaired, redecked or replaced through MoDOT’s Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program. Most of Missouri’s worst bridges will be fixed through this accelerated program, including more than 145 in the eight-county Kansas City District. This year alone, MoDOT will fix more than 70 bridges and complete all scheduled Safe & Sound bridges by the end of 2012.
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